The only thought that comes to my mind immediately is that the
cavalry involved must have been part of McCausland's command.
Does this help?
McCausland was, IIRC, the cavalry commander for all the cav units
during the Maryland Raid undertaken by Jube Early. It was
McCausland who burned the center portion of Chambersburg after
holding the town to ransom.
Yr. Obt. Svt.
G E "Gerry" Mayers
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on one's mother's side, is an introduction to any state in the
Union, a passport to any foreign country, and a benediction from
the Almighty God. --Anonymous
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From: "jeffcowvplanning" <jeffcowvplanning@...>
Sent: Tuesday, December 02, 2008 6:33 PM
Subject: [TalkAntietam] Right State, Wrong Campaign
Happy Tuesday, folks.
Question slightly off topic...the Monocacy Campaign.
I am reading recently of a skirmish at George Blessing's Farm
Wolfsville...north of Middletown, in July, 1864.
Blessing and his son or grandson held off attacks by CS Cavalry
squads that were hunting for horseflesh. Apparently, they had
several guns...sonny reloading while pap fired....They hit two of
Confederates....killing at least one of them.
Apparently, Blessing received a rifle from the Lincoln
as a token of respect, and the Maryland Legislature entertained a
motion to provide him with something (resolution, pension...can't
Does anybody have any suggestions where I look to find which
Confederate cavalry unit(s) were involved in this...especially
possibly the identities of the two casualties?
Any help would be appreciated.